Post prostatectomy decrease in sexual arousal

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edited February 2018 in Prostate Cancer #1

 

Hi -

 

I'm new here, looking for some advice/help. Age 63, robotic assisted prostatectomy 4 months ago.  Went well according to surgeon who has done over 2,000 of these.  Last check psa was zero, to be checked again in a couple months.

 

Here's the deal. No erections since surgery, have been on a daily small (5mg) dose of Cialis. Not unexpected as surgeon said it could take a year for erections to come back. Without erection, it has been (very) difficult, but not impossible to stimulate myself to orgasm. This has happened rarely due to the difficulty. Recently, however, I'm not finding anything that is sexually stimulating that would allow me to reach that difficult to achieve orgasm. Not being able to get an erection is depressing, but not finding anything sexually stimulating is uber depressing. So... my question is this... is this part of the normal or usual process? Lack of sexual release causes muting of sexual stimulation? If so, will this, like the ability to achieve erection, come back given more time? Thanks for any help.

 

Phaedrus

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  • Pontiac69
    Pontiac69 Member Posts: 2
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    Problems after prostate surgery

    YES I WAS TOLD I WOULD HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM(I WAS 58 AT THE TIME) THE FIRST THING MY DOCTOR DID BECAUSE LIKE ANY GUY ,SEX IS IMPORTANT.FIRST 5MG A DAY COAL IS AND THEN A MEDICAL VACUMN HAND PUMP. TIMM LABS IS THE COMPANY YOU WANT TO GET ONE FROM FOR ABOUT $200-300. IT WILL MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE..BUT WHEN YOU GET IT FOLLOW THE BOOK.GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAT 

  • Old Salt
    Old Salt Member Posts: 1,350 Member
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    Hasn't this topic just been discussed

    at length in two threads?

    https://csn.cancer.org/node/315128 and

    https://csn.cancer.org/node/315321

     

     

  • lighterwood67
    lighterwood67 Member Posts: 381 Member
    edited March 2018 #4
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    Old Salt said:

    Hasn't this topic just been discussed

    at length in two threads?

    https://csn.cancer.org/node/315128 and

    https://csn.cancer.org/node/315321

     

     

    No Pun Intended

    No pun intended.  Smile, I am.

  • Max Former Hodgkins Stage 3
    Max Former Hodgkins Stage 3 Member Posts: 3,813 Member
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    Old Salt said:

    Hasn't this topic just been discussed

    at length in two threads?

    https://csn.cancer.org/node/315128 and

    https://csn.cancer.org/node/315321

     

     

    Duplicate

    Old Salt, yes, this same post was submitted by someone under an actual screen name earlier (I have not opened your links yet).

    I have seen this "Anonymous" designation imposed on someone at Lymphoma several years ago.  I don't know how or why it occurs, but it seems quite rude if imposed by the administrators.  Either a person can write, or they cannot. 

    Or, why would the Board allow someone they cannot verify to say anything ?

    max

  • CSN_Bill
    CSN_Bill admin Posts: 28
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    System Error

    Hi everyone,

    For anyone looking for the link where this discussion can be found, you can click here: 

    https://csn.cancer.org/node/315128

    T
    his was a system error and was not imposed by the CSN Support Team. 

    Thank you,
    Bill
    CSN Support Team